RYAN TOMPKINS is coming off his best of 17 years running Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys’ basketball, with the Falcons placing third in Class 2A. He offers insight on the run and more.

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The former four-sport athlete at Tuscola — who also earned News-Gazette male Athlete of the Year status in 2018 and now starts for Kaskaskia baseball — talks with preps coordinator Colin Likas about his time thus far in Centralia:

More than 70 area high school students worked alongside N-G Media engineer Ed Bond to produce 10-second promotions for local programming, from “Penny For Your Thoughts” to “ServPro Prep Football Confidential.” They sounded terrific.

Locals familiar with former St. Thomas More and Champaign Central standout DOUG WALLEN had the chance to see him play basketball for Illinois Wesleyan last year at State Farm Center during an exhibition versus Illinois. He checks in on life in Bloomington-Normal: